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Queen Anne's Bounty

Annates were the first year's revenues from a benefice, paid to the Pope. Henry VIII stopped their payment in 1532, during his divorce dispute, and in 1534 annexed them to the crown. Queen Anne established a fund, 1704, to receive and make use of the annates and tenths confiscated Henry VIII. The revenues were mostly used to supplement the incomes of poor clergymen.
By the Tithe Act 1925, the fund became responsible for collecting tithe rent charges. These charges were abolished by the Tithe Act 1936, the fund being compensated by government stocks to provide an equivalent income.
In 1948 the fund was taken over by the Church Commission for England.

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